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AP Lit Unit 5
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In the fourth sentence of the passage ("I moved ... step"), the word "premeditated" indicates that the narrator
Is being very cautious as he navigates the fire escape
In the second sentence of the final paragraph, the image of the "human race itself" being "extinguished" most clearly serves to associate humanity with
The metaphor in the first paragraph comparing the narrator's situation to a "high-wire act" emphasizes which of the following?
The danger of the narrator's current predicament
Toward the middle of the second paragraph, the comparison between the stars and "a distant cloud of fireflies" (sentence 6) is best described as
A lively metaphor that emphasizes the narrator's initial delight at being able to see stars in the city
The image of the "blurred yellow rectangle of a taxicab" in the final paragraph helps dramatize which aspect of the scene?
The dizzying height from which the narrator regards the city streets
In referring to Times Square as a "neon inferno" in the final paragraph, the narrator emphasizes both the brightness of Times Square's lights and
The garish appearance it has compared to the sky above it
The passage emphasizes a parallel between the narrator's unexpected experience of finding himself outside the building and his
Sense of temporarily existing outside everyday time and space
Overall, the passage can best be interpreted as an account of a
An interpretation stating that the speaker feels awed when experiencing the hours of night would be most fully supported by the poem's
References to the magical effects of night
Within the context of the entire poem, the use of "I stood" in line 1 and again in line 33 serves which function?
It reinforces the poem's focus on an experience that captivates the speaker
In line 1-3 ("I stood ... world"), personification primarily has the effect of
Transforming a natural process into a series of intentional actions
Which choice best describes the use of a literary device in line 4?
A metaphor characterizes the night as a graceful, pervasive presence
The juxtaposition of adjectives in lines 9-15 ("and in ... shining") cumulatively creates a sensory impression of
Darkness with an interval of light
In context, "lace-work" is best understood to refer to the
Intricate patterns of overlapping leaves and branches
The allusion in "Faint glories of the crown the Phoebus wears" emphasizes the
Radiance of light exuding through the darkness
In lines 37-39, personification portrays the earth as
Gradually exhibiting a sense of pleasure
Which line contains an example of personification?
Which lines most fully support an interpretation that the speaker feels the nonpoets of the modern world have a misguided perspective?
In the context of the first stanza, "tiny" emphasizes the speaker's feeling that his son is a
Small part of a larger world
In context, the description of modern poets as "unfortunate fellows / And ... Atlas" suggests that the speaker believes their predicament is
Trivial because it is self-created
In addressing his baby son, the speaker alludes to Keats's poem in lines 25-26 in order to make which point?
Poets formerly helped readers feel that they understood the world around them
In line 29, "old" refers to a language that is
Inadequate to express modern thoughts
The allusion to Atlas in line 34 primarily serves to suggest that modern poets
Possess an exaggerated sense of their own importance
The two three-line stanza in line 1-3 and in line 42-44 have the effect of framing the poem as
A concise and counterintuitive message
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